Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I may still be new to the military but it doesn't make this holiday any less important to me.My husband may only be in basic training and I may have never been in the military life before, but I can still remember those who fought for MY freedom's a 100 years before I was even born. I can still remember those, like my grandma and grandpa, who served in World War II. I can still remember those who fought, like my husbands grandpa, in the Vietnam War. I can still remember those who served in the first Desert Storm. I can still remember those, like my brother-in-law, who served in the current war. I may be a "newbie" to this life but I'm still an American.

This article is just an interesting history of the holiday. At 3pm local time on Monday, please take a moment of silence to remember our fallen hero's. 

Friday, May 28, 2010


The Contest closes Saturday May 29 at 11:59 PST (2:59am EST) PLEASE post your blog, "who inspires you" and post a comment so I can put your name up. I will be randomly choosing the winners on Tuesday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It couldn't have come at a better time

Lucy was sick all day yesterday and I've been sick all day today. I've been feeling lonely and sad and I just want a hug from my husband to make me all better. Instead of a hug, I got 4 letters. Yup, 4. It made my whole day better :) And it brought a huge smile to Lucy's face when I read her her very own letter.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

36 Days

until Graduation! I booked my flight, hotel and car rental this morning. I'm getting so excited. It's like.. it's finally here. I mean it's still 6 weeks away, but in all honesty... that's not that far off!

I've been missing Joey a lot the past couple of days. Not for any reason in particular just because. I have been waiting for a letter so (im)patiently it might kill me, but we're doing really good. Do you watch Glee? Last night the boys did a KISS cover, and KISS happens to be Joey's #2 band (#1 is areosmith!) and it just made me smile and think of him. I hope he's doing well. I hope he can feel my love.

I won my first contest!  Lindsay was holding a contest for a blenderbottle. And I won! And I just want to say a HUGE congratulations to her. 112 pounds lost and kept off!

Don't forget about my contest! it ends on Saturday and I have some really cool things for the winners!

I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for all the new followers!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Don't forget!

My contest ends on Saturday! Please post your entries and leave a comment so others can read it!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm 25 today...

So here are 25 random things about me!

1. My middle name is Wildes
2. My all time favorite movie is "That Thing You Do"
3. My favorite colors are black & white
4. Harry Potter is the first book I ever read for pleasure (at age 15!)
5. I love Hollywood gossip
6. I love to cook
7. I hate tomatoes but I love tomato juice
8. I've seen "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway 3 times, 5 times total
9. I've been to Europe
10. I have an insanely irrational fear of Jack the Ripper
11. I love True Crime books
12. My favorite drink is Diet Dr. Pepper
13. I've been to Mexico
14. I met my husband when I was 15, he was 14
15. I don't like wearing shoes
16. I still have my American Girl doll, Samantha and all her books (and even her cookbook!)
17. I have read the entire "Harry Potter" series, 5 times all the way through
18. Joey and I honeymooned in NYC
19. I prefer chips & dip over sweets
20. I have been to Canada
21. I've seen every episode of "Friends"
22. I named Lucy after my moms nickname growing up (lucy from the peanut cartoons)
23. Bountiful is my favorite temple, and is where we were married
24. Arnold Schwarzenegger came to my elementary school and we worked out together on the field
25. After I watched "Apollo 13" I wanted to be an astronaut

Friday, May 21, 2010

My very first giveaway!

In honor of my 25th birthday AND having 25 followers I've decided to do my very first giveaway!

So here is the deal:

1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. You must link my blog to your post
3. Please use this button in your post

Confessions of a Sailor's Wife

4. You must post a blog about who inspires you. When you have posted your blog leave me a comment and I will keep a list for people to read your posts!
5. Please comment on a couple of other blogs

Contest begins Saturday May 22, and ends Saturday May 29 at 11:59pm PST. On Sunday May 30, I will randomly choose 3 winners who will win some fabulous prizes!

I will be giving away samples of some of my favorite beauty products, as well as blog awards for your blog! 

Good luck to everyone!


givesmehope is a seriously uplifting website. A few friends on facebook have posted about it, but I haven't looked at it before tonight. I've been reading for a while now.

"Tonight I was eating at a restaurant that celebrates birthdays by getting a sundae with a candle to blow out.

Every single person in the restaurant was cheering on a 6 year old boy as he tried to blow out his candle.

He was hooked up to an oxygen tank.

People coming together to encourage success GMH."

"My little sister came home from school one day and demanded I take her to the library so she could get books on sign language.

I asked why? She told me there was a new kid at school who was deaf and she wanted to befriend him.

Today, I stood beside her at their wedding watching her sign... “I DO”. "

"Today is Mother's Day.

One mom I know was very upset because her son had just left for the army a few months earlier, and she's been heartbroken and lonely since.

Two of his best friends stopped by just to spend time with her.

They even brought her flowers. They GMH. "

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Five

I'm going to start this new thing, like so many other bloggers, with mannland5!

So we list the things that have made us: 







Just plain ol' happy this week!
1. JOYFUL: Lucy has hugged me every morning and told me she loves me, and that I make her happy
2. GIDDY: I found out that we are 1 day closer to graduation. His date change, 43 days instead of 44!
3. EXCITED: I found my mother's day gift from Joey yesterday. A heart necklace with matching earrings. 

4. THANKFUL: I'm thankful my mom let me cry yesterday
5. JUBILANT: My scale is moving in the right direction!!
6. HAPPY: JOEY CALLED YESTERDAY!!! I got a whole 10 minutes of his voice, and Lucy got to talk to him. Nothing could make a better birthday gift for me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's funny

the way the mind works. Lucy and I decided to visit my dad at work today. Normally I would leave everything in the car since walking through security is easier (he's a judge) but I decided to take my phone. Normally I wouldn't answer a long distance number, because I was afraid it was chase telling me our car payment was late. Today I took the phone with me and I answered the call.

I am so glad I did. 

It was Joey. He got the phone call to tell me his graduation date had changed but we got to talk for 10 minutes. He cried. A mixture of exhaustion/homesickness/the fact that we haven't spoken to each other in 2 weeks, caused his tears I'm sure. I didn't cry (although I am right now). He apparently called my house first, no one was home.. then he called my sister who didn't answer her phone either. Thankfully he had enough time and he called my cell. Lucy got to talk to him and he got very teary during that. He is afraid she is forgetting him, but we watch his DVD at least once a day so she isn't. She was happy. "I lub you too daddy".

I am so glad to hear from him. I needed to hear "I love you" so badly, and I needed him to hear "I love you".

Now it's like we're starting over again. Having to say "goodbye" and hang up the phone was hard. I just wanted to say over and over "I love you a million billion gillion". I hope if I send it out in the universe he'll feel it.

Joey-I love you a million billion gillion.

Super cool giveaway!

Check out Lindsay and check out her giveaway! I love those blenderbottles!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Random Tuesday, some random thoughts and/or facts about me!

1. I still have not gotten a letter from Joey :(

2. I have been working out pretty hard the last couple of days and my thighs are killing me

3. One of my most favorite shows of all time is "Friends"

4. My middle name is Wildes

5. I HATE tomatoes but I love V8 juice

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I hear the phone ring, my heart hopes it Joey while my mind knows it's not. Today was a hard day. Nothing bad happened and it's not like I even had much down time. Maybe it's because I've been holding it in for to long and I'm emotionally exhausted. I don't know. It's simple.

I miss him.

I miss the way he smells at night after a long day. I miss the way he smiles. I miss his laugh. I miss him whispering in the dark "I love you a million billion gillion times 2". I miss him holding my hand. I miss his hugs. I miss his kiss. I miss talking to him. I miss laughing with him. I miss laughing at him. 

I've been strong until now and I don't think I can hold it in much longer.

I need a hug.

Friday, May 14, 2010

What are you excited about?

I'm really excited about this blog, like I'm totally feelin' it. When I hit 25 followers (only 4 more!) I'm going to be doing a contest.. so look back for that!

 I'm also super excited about Robin Hood. It hasn't gotten very good reviews, but I don't care. I think it looks AWESOME! When hubs and I saw the first trailer we thought it was a prequel to "Gladiator" which lets face it, is one awesome movie!

I love this book. I've read it before but I'm reading it again. It's an AMAZING book with a very powerful message behind it.

 I'm excited that it's finally otter pop season again! They just don't taste the same in the winter time!

I'm excited that (hopefully) in the next couple of days I should be getting a letter from Joey. A real letter, not the one that is pre-typed that everyone sends home.

I'm also excited because my first bloggy contest that I entered is ending tonight! I have my fingers crossed. Check out  my entry here and then head over to  Christina's blog and read some of the other amazing entries! These women are so strong and such an inspiration to me!

Friday Five 5/14

~ Best day of the week? Wednesday. I finally got Joey's address!!

~ Best meal of the week?
Sunday, we had tri-tip, brussel sprouts, grilled veggies.. mmm

~ Movie you're looking forward to this summer? Toy Story 3 :)

~ If you could have lived in any time period which one would you choose?
I have a few, but my number 1 is the 1950's. Such a cool era.

~ Do your kids have a favorite color?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I need help **edited**

So I want to change my blog, but I'm lame and I don't know how to do it.

1. I want to make it a 3 column.. how do you do that?


2. I want to make it custom..just mine (background, banner, font, button and signature)

ALSO! How do you change the color of the font in your posting? Like if I wanted to make 1 sentence red and 1 green how would I do that? And make it bigger or smaller?

I told you I was lame. But I want to be like a cool kid and have a cool blog!

I just wanted to say thanks to whitney  and  Abby for helping me out with this! It was so frustrating.. but I'm moving on and I like what I have for now!

And see I answered my own questions!


Mrs. Gambizzle posted about a new contest going on right now, and I thought I would enter as well :)

Is hosting this contest and it's wedding themed!

We met at a church dance when I was 15 he was 14. I knew immediately I was going to marry him (creepy?) and I even told all my friends that. They of course laughed at me! We danced and I told him I thought he was cute and whatever. We saw each other off and on for the next 2 years but never actually dated. In September 2002 we met again at a church dance. Joey had just broken up with his girlfriend and I had broken up with a boyfriend about a month prior.

Thanks to his friend, Chad, we spent the whole night together talking and laughing. Chad kept telling Joey he needed to ask me to a dance. I asked for his number and we went our separate ways. I was strong. I waited until Monday to call him. I asked him out on our first date. So romantic. We went to "On The Border" Mexican food and mini-golfing. Joey kissed me on the golf course and asked if we could start a relationship. After 2 weeks..I was in love. I knew it. I knew he was my soulmate. I of course was NOT going to tell him that. I didn't want to scare him away!

About a week after my realization we were talking on the phone. He sounded funny and weird and I thought he was going to break up with me. This is what he said "don't be scared.. I love you". My heart did a flip and I started to cry. Lame!

I graduated high school and moved to Utah to attend college. We decided to do a long distance thing, and while it was hard we made it work. After he graduated we moved to Las Vegas together while he attended school.

In December 2004 I got mono and went home so my mommy could take care of me! Joey came home for Christmas and come over so we could exchange gifts. I was positive he was going to propose, (I had driven his car a couple weeks before and found a couple of pictures of engagement rings..) I was trying to keep myself together! After all our gifts were given there was no ring. I was disappointed. THEN! He says, "I have one more gift for you" and pulls out his guitar. He starts to sing me a song that he wrote, just for me! The last lines of the song are:

"I have a question now,
what will the answer be?
Sarah my love,
Will you marry me?"

and then he pulled out a rose and inside was my ring. I was so taken aback by the song I cried.. and I was trying not to throw up! I of course said "yes" and then we hugged and kissed :)

I had always known where I wanted to be married. When I was 12 my dad and I were taking my older sister to a summer camp at BYU. On the way into Salt Lake you can see the Bountiful Temple. When I saw it was dark and the lights were on. It looked like a floating castle. I knew that is where I wanted to go. I spent my whole life dreaming about it.

On July 12, 2005 I married my prince in my castle. The day was hot (like 115 or something) and I had forgotten my veil and my shoes. But it was perfect. I love him more today than I did then. He is my everything. My hero. My eternal companion.

(yes his eyes are closed!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What does a military wife mean to me?

 invited me to participate in her contest. I've been thinking a lot about this, as I'm so new to the military what could I possibly have to say?

When we first got married I thought there was NO way I would ever be ok with him joining the military. I felt I wasn't strong enough to support him the way he would need. About a year ago he changed jobs. He hated it. He was miserable. We had talked about the Navy off and on before but never really seriously. After the "new job fiasco" we talked about it more seriously. We got some information and decided to go from there.

It turns out, Joey needed to lose 40 pounds in order to even qualify. I thought "well if he's serious he'll lose the weight"... a small part of me didn't believe he would/could do it. Much to my surprise he did. And a light when on in my head. He was happy and excited about life, about the Navy.

I still had my reservations about it, I was very selfish in wanting him to not join. I was scared of him dying or getting seriously hurt. I was very freaked out by it, but we talked so much about it and I saw a new passion in him that I hadn't seen before. It made me excited for him.

He enlisted and got a job. The recruiter told us he would be leaving in August, I had 5 months to prepare myself for his leaving and not being able to talk. On April 16 we got the call that he would be leaving May 4. I was shocked. I was so taken aback that I couldn't even cry. It was such a whirlwind of emotions that it felt like it flew by. Like it was a dream. We were able to spend a whole week together as a family. We spent as much time as we could together, but by Sunday night I was so emotionally drained I just needed it to be Wednesday. I needed him to leave so we could start this new chapter.

We are on week 2 of him being at bootcamp and I can tell you exactly what a military wife means to me. I cherish the moments we had together before he left for the airport. The tiny whisper of "I love you a million billion gillion times 2" in my ear and the final kiss on my lips. The smell of his neck as I hugged him tight. I treasure the card he left for Mother's Day, it has his voice telling me he loves me. Something I didn't think I would get to hear for weeks. I play it every night before I go to sleep. It means I am holding our daughter close as she cries for her daddy. Making sure she understands that he is gone because he loves us. It means that for 13 weeks I get to sleep alone. It means for 4 or 5 weeks I don't get to talk to the love of my life.

I know I'm new, I know I haven't been through a deployment yet but I can tell you how proud I am of my sailor. He is among only 2% of the population defending our freedoms. He worked so hard to get into the Navy, to benefit our family. He knew what it would mean for Lucy and I. I couldn't be prouder of anyone.

He is a Sailor in the United States Navy and I am his wife.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh Monday's

how you always sneak up on me. It seems like the rest of the week goes by "normal" and the weekend go by at warp speed.

Well we made it. Week 2 is upon us. His recruiters told me to call them today because they would be able to look him up and get my his address. I have been looking forward to today for a week! So I wait until this afternoon to call, I need to not look totally needy and pathetic. I call the office two times before I call the cell. No answer on either line. I want to scream. I want to kick them. I want to run to Illinois and get it myself.

I'll try again tomorrow!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Joey bought me a card before he left and had my mom give it to me today. It was one of those that you can record your own message on. Remember my post about the voicemail? Well now I have one :) Along with our daughter telling me she loves me anytime I want!

Happy Mother's Day to me and to you.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

How are you doing?

You know, it's not that I'm not grateful for people caring about Lucy and I while Joey is gone. I feel very comforted that people care enough to make sure we're doing alright, but the more I hear "how are you holding up"? the more I miss Joey. Today was kind of rough on me. I went out to the in-laws house for my BIL's going away party (he's joining the Army!) and being around his family, without him, was rough.

Today is the first day I felt like really crying and felt like I wasn't strong enough.

Tomorrow is a new day and I will take it as it comes.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Big 'ol box of...

Civilian clothes arrived today! He had to send home some underwear too.. I guess I packed to many haha. While I was glad to get them, because I got to picture him in uniform, I still wanted to cry when I saw them. I've kept it together pretty well so far...but yeah. He wrote me a short note that was included and that made my day. I pinned it on my calendar so I will always see it. I can't wait to get my first letter.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I wish I had saved a voice mail from Joey so I could hear his voice whenever I wanted. Luckily, he made a video for Lucy before he left so I can see his face and hear his voice. I'm missing him today.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 1

This post is going to be an introduction of who I am, and why I'm doing this. I want to keep a journal of our life in the Navy. I have never been good at journal keeping and I want to be better. I want our kids to know what our life was like.. the good and the bad! I need somewhere that I can write my true feelings. I need a place where I can come and write exactly how I'm feeling, what my day is like and all the in-between moments.

I am Sarah. I am up and down about this Navy thing. I know that it's a good decision for our family, but can I handle all the away time? I don't know. Anyway. I really enjoy cooking and baking. I love to listen to Lucy laugh and talk. I love to take pictures although I'm not very good at it. I love to read hollywood trash and stalk on facebook. I love to read. I love to watch movies. I love spending time with my family. I love the joy that comes across Lucy's face when we play together.

Joey is my husband. The love of my life. My eternal companion. We met a church dance, I was 15 he was 14. I knew right away that we were going to be married someday, I even told my friends :) They all laughed at me. Joey loves to play video games. He loves to be active. He loves the color orange. He loves sushi and chinese food. He loves to camp and hike. He loves to be with his family. He loves music and loves playing his guitars. In fact, when he asked me to marry him he wrote me a song.
Last 4 lines "I have a question, what will the answer be? Sarah my love, will you marry me?". How could I say no?

Lucy is our miracle. I was diagnosed with PCOS in early 2005 and was told that it would be incredibly difficult to have a baby of our own. We tried and tried. I was feeling like maybe I could be.. we took 100+ pee tests, at least a dozen blood tests that were all negative. One night we're at the Temple in the Celestial Room and Joey looks at me and says "You're pregnant".. I was like "No! We just did all those tests". We went to the dollar store and bought a test. The next morning we got a positive. I went to the doctor and discovered I was almost 9 weeks pregnant. Lucy loves the Backyardigans, Veggie Tales and Disney movies. Lucy LOVES milk, yogurt and cheese. She loves our dog Powder. She loves going to school. She loves going to daycare. She loves playing pretend and dress up with uncle henry. She loves to cuddle in bed and watch a movie. She loves to laugh and she loves to talk.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

And.....he's off.

Joey is officially off to boot camp today. He drove to Sacramento yesterday afternoon so that early this morning he could go in for a med check and fill out his paperwork. My sister Jessica drove over with me this morning so that I could watch him swear in and say my final goodbye's. Joey and Lucy said their goodbye's yesterday, so she stayed with my parents this morning. Thankfully she had school today so she didn't miss me!

I'm so proud of Joey. He worked so hard the last 6 months to get into shape so he could join the Navy. He is so excited about this adventure. I am feeling very calm right now, but that very well could be because I am exhausted. I'm going to miss him so much, but I know this will be ok. Plus, I'm excited about the letter's I'll be receiving! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Last photo with Joey's parents.

Last family photo!

Lucy took this picture.. pretty good eh?

Happy Family!

Saying "goodbye" to daddy

Always & Forver

right after he was sworn in
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